Purple Cake Day 

 Kids helping kids through
celebration, education and
fundraising

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Welcome to Purple Cake Day
Hello. Welcome to Purple Cake Day!

It's not just about cakes – it's about kids helping kids all over the world. 

“We learn about kids in other countries, and raise money to help them get an education,” says Skylar – Purple Cake Day student ambassador.

Yes, literally thousands of you have participated, learnt, celebrated, and fundraised for kids in Haiti, Nepal and Kenya. And we can't wait to see what purple adventures you get up to this year. Our 2015 theme is 'Education is a Human Right  - Education is Hope'. Click here for ideas to get you started.

The 2015 Purple Cake Day Global Day of Action was on Friday March 20th, but you can still get involved - just choose a day and GO PURPLE!

This year our Emergency Children's Fund will support children in Vanuatu affected by Cyclone Pam, through partnership with the UNICEF NZ emergency response programme.

Watch a short video: There are lots of exciting ways to get involved!

Our Mission

Purple Cake Day is a charity event that supports children worldwide to receive the education they need to break the poverty cycle and create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.


Purple Cake Day is about 'kids helping kids'. The activities celebrate and connect children around the world, helping them learn about their role in the global community, and grow their sense of compassion, respect and leadership.

"Purple Cake Day is a chance for children to learn about generosity, compassion and awareness of children less fortunate than themselves. Instilling these values in our children is priceless." - Dame Suzie Moncrieff, WOW®, Purple Cake Day Patron.

Who We Help: Purple Cake Day 2015

At Purple Cake Day we know we can't do everything. That is why we concentrate on helping three education projects, in Haiti, Nepal and Kenya.

 
  • Haiti: we fund schooling for primary and secondary children from a tent camp with Children of Haiti Project (COHP)
  • Nepal: we support pre-school and early primary children and teacher training with First Steps Himalaya (FSH)
  • Kenya: we fund 4-year secondary scholarships to children from poor families with Hilde Back Education Fund (HBEF)
  • We also fundraise for an Emergency Children’s Fund, so that we can respond to global humanitarian crises affecting children, and this year it's going to help children in Vanuatu affected by Cylcone Pam
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What’s the Problem?

  • about 58 million children worldwide are not enrolled in school
  • millions more are in overpopulated classrooms without text books or qualified teachers
  • education accounts for just 2% of global humanitarian aid

What happens to children in poverty?

Without a quality education children face a bleak future, a struggle to survive and thrive.

  • 15% of the world’s children are involved in child labour, taking away their right to learn and play
  • 6 million children under 5 years old die each year, mostly from pneumonia, diarrhoea and malnutrition
  • 11% of girls are married before they turn 15, jeopardizing their rights to health and education
  • millions of children annually are forced into fighting in violent conflicts and suffer devastating physical and psychological damage that can often never be repaired

What’s the Solution?

Education is the proven single most important factor in reducing poverty. Girls and boys who learn to read, write and count will have more opportunities.

  • increased job and income potential resulting in economic growth for countries
  • better hygiene leading to healthier communities with lower rates of child mortality
  • respect for girls rights improving their own prospects and those of their families and communities
  • happier societies that foster peace not war

About Purple Cake Day

Purple Cake Day is a charity event that supports children worldwide to receive the education they need to break the poverty cycle and create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. NZ Registered Charitable Trust No. CC44756
 
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